"Mommy! Ask me the question?"
"How was school?"
"No, not that one. The other question you ask everyday."
"Did you have recess?"
"Noooo. Not that one."
"Ohhh! [light comes on!] Ohhh....Did you get picked for Author's night?"
"Yes!" [Punching arms in the air and jumps up and down excitedly!!!]
Weeks ago, Micah said that he prayed to God in his classroom that his name would be drawn out of the hat to read at Author's Night. I knew he could call upon God for things like "help Tristan feel better" but this was the first time he asked God for something he knew he couldn't get on his own.
It was exciting. Micah did indeed get selected out of that hat to read at Author's Night and nothing could have made him more happy. He loves writing stories, and he loves to draw. He could spend hours downstairs creating his own books he writes, illlustrates, and then binds up himself with a stapler.
The story was called That was a Hat...by Micah Ring. Here's the first page:
To view the whole storybook, you can view this link: Click HERE
There were a handful of kids from four kindergarten classes who were to read their published books:
Micah and MacKenzie (our neighbor) waited patiently for their turns.
When Micah came up to read, he sat in his chair and just like that---he read. There were about 80 or so parents in the audience, including my mom. He didn't seem nervous at all. He did great! He read his very own storybook with beautiful illustrations. Patrick and I just looked at each and we are just so proud of him.
Maybe this post will be featured at his first book signing in the future. A mother can only hope!!!